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Evening Primrose Oil 500 mg

Product Name: Evening Primrose Oil 500 mg
Product Number: VNV094, VNV 095, VNV 096
Product Count:240/CT, 60/CT, 120/CT
Product Form: Softgels
Sizes Available:240 Softgels, 60 Softgels, 120 Softgels

Native to North America, the evening primrose is a tiny and short-lived wildflower and not a true primrose. When Europeans found it and took it to Europe, its purported healing properties for skin diseases and flesh wounds quickly earned it the name "King's cure-all". Evening primrose is now grown in 30 countries or more, and the oil pressed from its seed is marketed as a nutritional supplement and as a great source of linoleic acid. Evening primrose oil, however, is a source not only of linoleic acid but also of another kind of fatty acid called gamo-lenic acid (also known as gamma linolenic acid, or GLA). This fatty acid, normally manufactured by the body from linoleic acid, is important in many ways. It is transformed by the body eventually into eicosanoids, hormone-like chemicals that include the prostaglandins. Prostaglandins help control such processes as inflammation, blood clotting, and cholesterol synthesis.

Our Evening Primrose Oil is cold pressed without the use of solvents such as hexane and is available in 60, 120, and 240 count softgels.

Research Indicates
  • May have positive effects on cardiovascular health
  • May support breast health
  • May support healthy weight
  • May support healthy immune function
  • May support symptom relief associated with PMS
  • Shown to reduce tremors from lithium use in manic depressives
  • May support healthy joint function
  • May support skin health
Recommended Dosage
  • Typical daily dosage ranges from 1500 - 4000 mgs; take 1 softgel, one to three times daily with meals.
  • If you have epilepsy or any seizure disorder, schizophrenia, or are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
  • May cause headaches and nausea if taken on an empty stomach.

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